While the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict is long and complicated, a growing number of people around the world want to provide aid and help Palestinians.
There are ways to help Palestine right now. With millions living in Palestine who do not have access to basic necessities such as clean water and electricity, support from the international community is vital.
Educate yourself and others
One of the best and easiest ways to support Palestine is to educate yourself, There is really no end to videos, shows, and books talking about what happened and still happening in Palestine, you can also spread awareness and talk about what is happening there.
Help by Boycotting
Individual consumers can help by demonstrating their opposition to Israeli policies against the Palestinian people and violations of international law by participating in a boycott of Israeli goods and services.
A boycott can also put pressure on companies whose exports are linked to Israel which benefits the occupation.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) is encouraging consumers around the world to boycott the following products and brands:
- Sabra: sabra is owned by an Israeli food company that provides financial support to the Israeli army.
- PUMA: The global sportswear manufacturer PUMA is involved in violations of international law and human rights, Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
- Israeli fruits and vegetables: products that usually come from stolen Palestinian land come labelled as made in Israel, boycotting those products will help remove them from shelves.
- HP: Hewlett Packard helps run the biometric ID system that Israel uses to restrict Palestinian movement.
Support an orphan
we can also help orphans who lost their breadwinners, after the war on Gaza in 2014, the orphan number in the city increased by 1500, and now The latest events in Palestine had a harsh impact on impoverished families and it has been even more difficult for families who have lost their main breadwinners, sponsoring an orphan will guarantee them a good future and education.
Organize protests in your community to show solidarity with Palestine
there are so many ways to show solidarity with Palestine, you can participate in protests that support Palestine, you can also write signs that express your support, and hang them anywhere to be seen.
Use social media to share what is happening in Palestine and to help lift up Palestinian voices, this is a crucial point for social media pressure and attention on Israel’s violations and Palestine’s resistance.